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Local Food Security Project

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Internships


INTENSIVE FOOD PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Dates negotiable
Wendell, MA

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Wendell Local Food Security Project includes a network of farms and homesteads that are working to build food security by increasing the amount of food they produce and disseminating skills in food production. Interns will get the opportunity to work on a variety of different farming enterprises, with the potential to learn farm skills representing every food group. Participating farms and gardens practice biodynamic farming/gardening, mushroom cultivation, root cellaring/food preservation, animal husbandry, perennial food crops/orchards, greenhouse production, and much more. This is an intensive self-sufficiency internship, great for people looking to develop life skills or for new farmers interested in experimenting with the diversity of food production to inform the design of a farm business.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Planting, weeding, and harvesting
  • Processing harvests
  • Food preservation
  • Establishing new gardens
  • Animal Care
  • Construction of farm/garden structures
  • Much more!


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to lift at least 40lbs and work outdoors in all weather
  • Interest in learning skills in homesteading, alternative energy, food production, and community organizing
  • Passionate about promoting local agriculture
  • Sense of humor and sense of adventure


Interested candidates should contact:

Liz Carter
Wendell Local Foods Coordinator
3 H St.
Turners Falls, MA 01376

(360)797-4034

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Dates negotiable
Wendell, MA


PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Wendell Local Food Security Project is an initiative launched by the Town of Wendell, MA to increase the community’s food security by bolstering local production. By providing outreach and education for new gardeners, and promoting economic development around the local foods industry, the Town hopes to increase the number of home gardens and farm businesses. We are seeking an intern to be part of this exciting model that hopes to set a strong precedent in community food systems development for other local governments.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Process data from community surveys and focus groups
  • Assist in grant-writing and compilation of reports
  • Assist in installation and maintenance of low-input edible teaching garden
  • Assist in maintenance of community gardens

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to lift at least 40lbs and occasionally work outdoors
  • Interest in learning skills in homesteading, alternative energy, food production, and community organizing
  • Passionate about promoting local agriculture
  • Sense of humor and sense of adventure

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Liz Carter
Wendell Local Foods Coordinator
3 H St.
Turners Falls, MA 01376

(360)797-4034

 

Wendell Local Food Security Project

THE WENDELL LOCAL FOOD SECURITY PROJECT

The Wendell Local Food Security Project is an initiative launched by the Town of Wendell, Massachusetts to increase the community’s food security by bolstering local production. We are a neighbor-to-neighbor network, providing support for new gardeners and collaboration for established operations, promoting the elements of a local economy around food. Get in touch at .

WHAT WE DO:

Support gardeners and farmers by helping establish:

• Workshops and events about food production

• Labor shares, work parties

• Mentorship connections

• Cooperative purchasing

• Shared infrastructure

• Materials recycling

• Yearly seed-swap and seed banking

• Demonstration gardens at the Community Garden

…plus we’re promoting local food to local consumers, and creating a buzz about it.

WHO WE ARE:

If you are a member of the community who grows food, prepares food, or eats food, you are a member of the Wendell Local Food Project. Every member of the community fills a unique role in the local foodshed, and can play a unique role in strengthening it. Leverage the support of your community to make your farm or garden dream a� reality. Volunteer for the cause using your skills as an artist, an educator, an organizer, a writer, a builder, or a visionary. Email for a list of open volunteer positions, or to suggest a role for yourself.

The Wendell Local Food Project is always seeking skilled, energetic interns willing to learn more about food production and food systems. Work to develop the organization or apprentice with our many highly-skilled farmers and gardeners.�

Wendell’s New Gardeners’ Ambassador, Nina Keller is a writer, activist, “chicken-lady,” herbalist, seed saver, perennials and grain grower and botanist. She works with greenhouse starts and overwintered greens. She’s offered to share her 40+ years of local farming experience and help people with farm and garden related interests. Contact her with your questions at 978 544-2857 or .

LINKS:

Wendell Energy Committee

Wendell Community Garden Committee

Wendell Open Space Committee

Wendell Agricultural Commission

Good Neighbors Food Pantry

Local Foods Business Profiles - Coming Soon!

Garden Profiles - Coming Soon!

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